The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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  • The New Way Scammers Are Fleecing America - Time
    Alamy Seemed like a smart phone at the time. ... to be at a higher risk for impostor scams. While it was the third most common complaint overall
    03/5/2015 - 8:52 am | View Link
  • Local scammers pose danger - DeKalb Daily Chronicle
    ... realized it was the most serious phone scam she ... we are going to have.” Some of the most common scams in DeKalb are lottery scams, McNett ...
    03/5/2015 - 7:50 am | View Link
  • Scammers pose danger - DeKalb Daily Chronicle
    ... realized it was the most serious phone scam she ... we are going to have." Some of the most common scams in DeKalb are lottery scams, McNett ...
    03/5/2015 - 5:10 am | View Link
  • Online banking is getting bigger – how to stay safe - MSN UK
    OCBC exploring biometric access with mobile app Making banking ... - Straits Times
    03/5/2015 - 4:54 am | View Link
  • BBB warns about popular phone scams - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    ... and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is reminding everyone to be on alert for common phone scams. "The phone is still a scammer's...
    03/4/2015 - 2:37 pm | View Link
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  • Common Characteristics of an IRS Tax Scam
    Watch out for them by knowing their common characteristics. Magnify Money explains that the most popular tax scams right now happen via phone or text. Fraudsters will claim you have overdue IRS payments, and they'll often threaten you with penalties or ...
    03/4/2015 - 3:55 am | View Link
  • Ohio AG details most common phone scams
    COLUMBUS -- The telephone rang at Tom Carskadon's house about 7 o'clock one morning. The caller, claiming to be from Microsoft, said Carskadon's computer had been infected and was in need of immediate attention. Carskadon said his computer had been acting ...
    03/4/2015 - 1:06 am | View Link
  • 6 On Your Side Answers: Common scams to watch out for
    Con artists will use every trick in their book to get you to divulge account numbers and passwords. A ruse we told you about last year is that phone call from a friendly-sounding person predending to be with your credit card company asking for your account ...
    03/3/2015 - 8:02 am | View Link
  • BBB warns of common scams during Military Saves Week
    scammers then ask for everything from laptop computers to money for airfare so they can fly back to the U.S. Protest Scams: Some scammers are contacting the families of Service Members by phone or email and making false claims that their son or daughter ...
    02/28/2015 - 2:28 am | View Link
  • BBB Warns Service Members of Common Scams this Military Saves Week
    scammers then ask for everything from laptop computers to money for airfare so they can fly back to the U.S. · Protest Scams: Some scammers are contacting the families of Service Members by phone or email and making false claims that their son or daughter ...
    02/26/2015 - 8:00 am | View Link
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  • 7 Types of Common Craigslist Scams to Watch Out for
    Craigslist is a great online marketplace for buying, selling & renting. There's much potential for fraud, however. See this big list of Craigslist scams.
    03/5/2015 - 2:45 pm | View Website
  • IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014 ...
    IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List. Español. IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014. WASHINGTON — The ...
    03/4/2015 - 11:58 pm | View Website
  • FBI — Common Fraud Schemes
    The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Visit our White-Collar Crime and Cyber ...
    03/4/2015 - 8:37 pm | View Website
  • IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
    IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam. Versión en español. IRS YouTube Video: Tax Scams: English | ASL. IR-2013-84, Oct. 31, 2013. WASHINGTON — The ...
    03/4/2015 - 6:29 pm | View Website
  • FinAid | Scholarships | Scholarship Scams
    This section provides advice on how to identify such scholarship scams, how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent organizations, how to protect yourself ...
    03/4/2015 - 4:27 pm | View Website
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